Mechanical Engineering



UCL Mechanical Engineering is pioneering in the development of engineering education, having taught the core discipline for more than 175 years.

UCL was home to the UK’s first-ever Professor of the Mechanical Principles of Engineering, Eaton Hodgkinson, in 1847. It was also where Sir Alexander Blackie William Kennedy introduced organised laboratory practicals in university engineering training; a world-leading educational innovation at the time.

Professor Richard Bucknall, Head of Department, UCL Mechanical Engineering

Head of Department

Meet UCL Mechanical Engineering's Head of Department, Professor Richard Bucknall

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Find out more about our state-of-the-art facilities, including our dedicated student hub MechSpace.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCL Mechanical Engineering is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive, fair, respectful and equal.

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Contact Us

Information on key contacts for general inquiries and directions to our campus buildings and facilities.